|01-07-2013 05:43 AM|
I just made a splash shield from plexi that is just pushed to lock on the light arm. Too much water splashes on the leds and also the calcium that gets built up. This protects my leds and it lifts up with the arm when I need to maintain the tank. It's a bit of a tight fit but it fits!
It's a bit crude but, $2 sheet of plexi, box cutter to size, and heat gun to bend to my desired fit.
New tank mate! He had a partner but he was hiding from the camera.
|01-04-2013 04:43 AM|
I agree with the corners/edges needing to be low light. I'm currently attempting to get my HC to spread in the corners now :-p
Keep the updates coming!
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|01-04-2013 04:40 AM|
|01-03-2013 09:38 PM|
Plants in middle
Great idea on keeping the anubias near the middle, my Edge has to be kept at ~50% flow to keep Aquasoil from blowing around.
Love the scape!
|01-03-2013 07:17 AM|
|akpoly||And for those wondering why I was able to put guppies very shortly after setting up the tank, tetra safestart is my secret no ammnoia spikes what so ever in an hour for me|
|01-03-2013 05:04 AM|
I ended up tearing the tank down because it got overloaded with hair algae.
Back to the beginning.
I had some seiryu stones laying around and a log with anubias petites on it. It was from a holding tank I took apart. I sawed the log in half and just kind of tetris'd them together.
I tried to keep the log off centered from the middle because I've noticed the outflow from the filter is in that zone and would always disrupt the substrate. So this was to keep the flow from moving things around. And most of the light is in the middle of the tank so just keeping the plants near there is best.
Lots of rocks in the tank. Just the heater in the filter.
Anubias petite on the log, anubias barteri on the rocks, NLJF, and some red crypts in the corners.
The tropica 49 is a bit of an experiment to see how it'll do in this tank. Its not doing so well in my other one.
I got some fissiden and tied them to some small manzanita branches I had lying around from that 300 gallon tank. They were small ones that broke off when I was moving those massive branches around.
This tank is for the girlfriend so I put in 5 guppies. 3 males, 2 females. I need to get 1 or 2 amanos just for cleanup. Or an oto but I don't think there's enough algae for one to munch on.
|09-05-2012 11:53 PM|
|09-04-2012 08:47 PM|
|dunehole||Any updates? I am very interested in this scape.|
|08-20-2012 11:38 PM|
|sadistic-otaku||Beautiful tanks! Did you drape the fissidens over the rock? Can't wait to see where this goes!|
|08-13-2012 03:44 AM|
|08-12-2012 11:19 PM|
Awesome! I'll have to look into them. It seems like they may be a bit too tall for the Edge but I'll have to measure to be sure. I have mainly low light plants in my tank and am really interested in those light bars you purchased. Do you think I should get them? Either that or I buy 2 more MR11's and extra sockets and have 4 bulbs on the light arm. I'm really not sure which would be the better option.
I really like your scape, I look forward to seeing it filled up and grown it
|08-12-2012 09:51 PM|
|SpecGrrl||Your design sense is awesome!|
|08-12-2012 09:37 PM|
|xenxes||Very cool scape, looks like a beach cove!|
|08-12-2012 05:46 PM|
|08-12-2012 05:17 PM|
You mean like one of these kinds of things?
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